Eden Hazard: Chelsea forward rules out January switch to Real Madrid


Eden Hazard was speaking at a media conference before Belgium’s game against Swizerland

Eden Hazard says he will not move to Real Madrid in January, but agrees he might need to leave Chelsea to win the Ballon d’Or.

The 27-year-old attacker said earlier this month that joining Real had been his “dream since I was a kid”.

Asked if he needed to play in Spain to win the game’s top individual awards, Hazard smilingly replied “that’s why I want to go, maybe”.

The Belgian denied he would move in the January transfer window, however.

Hazard’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires in June 2020 and reports in Spain claim Real Madrid are hopeful